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You Asked: Is the 5-Second Rule Legit?

Donut down! You quickly grab your grub, certain you’ve satisfied the 5-second rule with time to spare. But is your fallen food safe to eat?<p>Past …

Low oil prices won't hurt renewable energy, says US EIA

Cheap oil is not about to kill off wind and solar power as some experts have claimed, the US government’s chief energy analyst said on Wednesday.<p>The historic drop in crude oil prices, with Brent crude trading at $49.04 a barrel in London on Wednesday, had raised fears that renewable energy sources …

Renewable Energy

Kurzweil: Solar Energy Will Be Unlimited And Free In 20 Years

At present, solar power accounts for a scant 0.23% of US energy consumption, and about 1% of energy consumption worldwide.<p>However, the artificial-intelligence pioneer points out that solar power use has been doubling every two years over the past three decades, as well as consistently dropping in …

Researchers Develop Transparent Solar Concentrator That Could Cover Windows, Electronics

Scientists at Michigan State University announced this week the creation of a “transparent luminescent solar concentrator” that could turn windows and even cellphone screens into solar-power generators.<p>This technology could mean that one day entire skyscrapers might be able to generate solar power …

Is Solar The Next Shale?

Will solar power transform electricity markets as significantly as shale transformed oil and gas?<p>That is the question posed in a new study by Wood MacKenzie, an international energy research and consulting company.<p>“Just as shale extraction reconfigured oil and gas, no other technology is closer to …

Fossil Fuels

The Gold/Oil Ratio Shows A Crisis Is Inevitable

Market developments over the past six months have created an environment where a “crisis” seems all but inevitable. The world’s reserve currency, USD, is now 17% stronger than it was in June on a trade-weighted basis. Europe and Japan, the world’s largest and fourth largest economies, are in …

Stock Markets